Meet Kate Ahl & Simple Pin Media:

The force behind the top Pinterest marketing agency

Who are we?

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Women-owned and Founded in 2014


In 2014, Kate Ahl started Simple Pin Media to help business owners understand how Pinterest worked for their businesses. They were overwhelmed with the changing landscape of social media and wanted an alternative to Facebook.

As a result, the company started to reach more and more creators and shop owners who needed the help.

Kate hired women from the local Portland metro area and began to develop their skills and talents. What resulted was great customer care and a team with long-term retention.

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Loyal & Strategic Team


Scaling a company is more than just saying you’re the biggest, it’s hiring people who are passionate and dedicated to getting the results clients needs.

Simple Pin Media has one of the best team cultures relying on communication, professionalism, fun, and expertise. Many of our team members have been with the company for 9+ years and continue to escalate through management. If we have a weak team then we can’t deliver results for clients.

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Emphasis on Community & Clients


Simple Pin Media now serves over 22,000 email subscribers, almost 120K followers on social, hundreds of monthly organic and paid clients, and 300 community members in our Simple Pin Ads Society.

The Simple Pin Podcast has over 3+ million downloads to date and is the top Pinterest podcast.

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What we believe

We believe that Pinterest is one of the most powerful tools in marketing. Not only is it free of all the noise but it’s the place where great ideas, products, and content are discovered. 

Pinterest is the place for people to dream, plan, and save future ideas or products for later. And your product or idea is perfect for the platform

Marrying this love of Pinterest as a marketing platform and our love of service, we aim to deliver a Nordstrom-like experience. We believe in communication at each stage, finding unique solutions to problems, and getting creative with our strategies to give you the results you want. 

We see each and every company as unique and with a strategic goal and purpose. We take careful time to make sure you’re the perfect fit for our services and that we can help you build awareness using Pinterest. 

You become our number one priority. We know that sounds cliche but it’s true. What separates Simple Pin Media from the Pinterest Marketing crowd is the personalized attention and strategy your brand receives. When you invest in us, we invest in you.

“You don’t go as far as your dream, you go as far as your team.” – Dharius Daniels

When our CEO, Kate Ahl, started this business she did with the hope and dream that it would generate income for her family. In just 8 months that dream started to become a reality. With the business growing she knew she needed a team. 

She looked to the local Portland/Vancouver community for women willing to learn a new platform and work from home. 

What she discovered was a group of women that could not only fill that gap but had amazing gifts and talents that far surpassed what she could have hoped for. Her dream to generate income for herself now extended to the lives of the women on her team. The dream could now be taken farther with an amazing team. 

Simple Pin team meeting - members engaged in team-building exercise.

It’s easy for a company to put core values on the wall but it’s another thing to truly live those out.

We Value:

  • Effective Communication
  • Initiating solutions to problems
  • Delivering reliable Pinterest education & service
  • Serving clients and students in a professional manner
  • Uplifting and encouraging all those we come in contact with

At Simple Pin Media, these guide our hiring, training, and assessing our team.